Roosting ideas?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Thechefchicks, May 14, 2011.

  1. Thechefchicks

    Thechefchicks Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a 15' by 8' run for my girls with a roof on the top, would it be a good idea to put branch like roosts out side for them to be able to sit on if they so choose in the run????
     
  2. NYRIR

    NYRIR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you do,they may try to roost at night there.But...you could try and see.If they don't go in...take 'em away.
     
  3. Thechefchicks

    Thechefchicks Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok sounds good, you know your chicks!!!! I am still new to the whole chicken thing, i have wanted them for 2 yrs now and my husband finally said ok one day. Thanks for all the help!
     
  4. NYRIR

    NYRIR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No problem...I have only had them for a little over a year.This site is truly a huge help. Enjoy your babies [​IMG]
     
  5. Hot2Pot

    Hot2Pot Fox Hollow Rabbitry

    Feb 1, 2010
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    I put pieces of plywood at the end of each perch, just big enough to keep raccoons from reaching in to grab take out chicken. Mostly the older birds have enough sense to go in, it's the young ones laying up against the wire that are in the most danger. I started using welded wire outside the run, then chicken wire on the inside of the 2x4 . Seems to work well.
     

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